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sp4home

From Valley Center, Kansas USA
Age 56
Joined Tuesday, August 20, 2002
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Recent Book Activity
Statistics
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 7,838
released in the wild 0 6,647
controlled releases 0 311
releases caught 0 887
controlled releases caught 0 101
books found 0 250
tell-a-friend referrals 0 416
new member referrals 0 56
forum posts 0 493
Extended Profile
Jun2010: I have become so discouraged with bookcrossing. I may not continue to use BXing. It cannot be that difficult to be kind and polite. It cannot be that difficult to correct the BXing error.
Jan2011: I will be getting rid of ALL of my BXing books. Most have been registered. You may have all you like if you pay postage or pick up. Paperback and HB. I won't be sorting books, just putting them into shipping boxes. I have literally thousands of books to get rid of. Message me if you'd like some. Most sincerley, Sherri aka sp4home
Mar2011: 3000 books give away to book recycler. About 1000 of them were BXing books. None of these were released. I still have tons of books to get rid of.
Feb2012: I'll ship you boxes of books if you pay postage.
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Welcome new BookCrossers! You can "go hunting" (find) more BookCrossing books in Kansas, or anywhere in the world! If you're already a BookCrosser, Hello!!

Releases: My wild releases are picked-up, but for some reason the finder chooses not to journal the catch; maybe they didn't realize they could remain anonymous! I have released (and journaled) books from Griswold, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; Valley Center, Kansas. I have not read most of my books released. The books on my shelf do not accurately depict my preferences. Most of my books are set as TBR (to be read) but they are TBR simply because that is the default set by bookcrossing when the book was registered by me and I did not take the time to change the TBR. I acquired most of my books from library sales/discards. Once the book is in your hands, it is yours to do with as you wish.

MY VERY FIRST RELEASE, EVER was In the Forest on August 20, 2002 and it is still in the wild.
My first book ever journaled by someone was Poisonwood Bible Nov02.
My first wild release (my 31st book registered) that was caught/journaled from the wild was Six Guns and Shurikens Mar04!
My 5,000th book registered was I Is for Innocent Nov07! I left this book at a local municipal court proceeding. lol, I couldn't resist the 'theme'.
My 6,000th book registered was From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Feb08! I have released this book at Abilene Elementary Library, VC KS.
My 7,000th book registered was Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult May09!

I think the first book ever released on BookCrossing was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It was released by Reno, the co-founder of BXing. This book is still in the wild.

My Wish List has not been updated in years and should be disregarded. I'm not into romance books (except for Nicholas Sparks), and I'm not into science fiction/fantasy type books. My current zipcode is 67147.

I liked the original intent of bookcrossing, releasing books for other people to find and enjoy. I released a lot of children's books. It was my little way of promoting literacy among children. It combined the fun of reading with the fun of the internet. I realize that not everyone will be as into BookCrossing as I was. That's okay, not all hobbies are for all people.

Mass Releases(over 100 books at a time):
My first mass release was 10Jul04 250+ books in Griswold, Iowa.
My 2nd mass release was 26Oct04, 500+ books in Lewis/Elliott, Iowa.
My 3rd mass release was 01Dec04, 100+ books in Griswold, Iowa.
My 4th mass release was 10Apr05, 175+ books in Lewis/Elliott, Iowa.
My 5th mass release was 01Apr06, 200+ books in Lewis/Elliott, Iowa.
My 6th mass release was 31Oct07, 260+ books in Valley Center, Kansas.
My 7th mass release was 31Oct08, 170+ books in Valley Center, Kansas.
My 8th mass release was 04May08, 130+ books in Valley Center, Kansas.
My 9th mass release was 31Oct09, 150+ books in Valley Center, Kansas. *leftover books were given to Abilene Elem in VC.
My 10th mass release was 03May10, 100+ books in Valley Center, Kansas.
My 11th mass release was 26Apr11, 125+ books in Valley Center, Kansas.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."-Dr. Seuss

My first tattoo, and it is a bookcrossing tattoo. I think it was the first BX tattoo. 20Feb08

I am trying to send books to all 50 US states plus the 9 US possessions and the 13 Canadian Provinces/Territories. I still need to send to: ND, RI, SD, VT, WY and AS American Samoa, FM Federated States of Micronesia, GU Guam, MH Marshall Islands, MP Northern Mariana Islands, PW Palau, VI Virgin Islands; and in Canada: NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, YT

So far I have already sent to: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and DC District of Columbia, PR Puerto Rico, and in Canada: AB, BC, MB, ON, SK, QC

Countries that I have sent to: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Mylaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, USA.

I have sent books screen names with the first letter A-Z. This challenge was finished Jan05.

BookRings / BookBoxes hosted by me:
Mermaid Chair, The by Sue Monk Kidd Round 1 USA Successfully Completed! Round 2 international, closed STALLED
Bringing Elizabeth Home by Ed & Lois Smart Closed, STALLED
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult Round 1 Successfully Completed!, Round 2-closed STALLED
Lovely Bones, The by Alice Sebold STALLED then found and released.
Lovely Bones, The by Alice Sebold REVIVED BOOKRING Successfully Completed with 5 participants!
Peppered Moth, The by Margaret Drabble, STALLED
Peppered Moth, The by Margaret Drabble REVIVED BOOKRING Closed, lost at the post?
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult stalled, lost at the post?
Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult Round 1-closed/stalled, lost at the post?
Books I have read AND liked BookBox Closed/stalled, STALLED
You And Your A.D.D. Child by Paul Warren closed/lost?, lost at the post
Lazarus Child, The by Robert Mawson Successfully Completed with 10 participants!
Open House by Elizabeth Berg Successfully Completed with 5 participants!
Cassette Audio BookBox Successfully Completed with 8 participants!
Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg Successfully Completed with 4 participants!
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Book Rings/Rays/Boxes that I have joined:
History of the Elephant Man by M. Howell (host jacinta2000) - Rec'd 28Jul04 - Sent 03Aug04 6 days
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (host casseytara) - Rec'd 24Aug04 - Sent 03Sep04 10 days
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella (host casseytara) Rec'd 09Sep04 - Sent 20Sep04 11 days
Rescue, The by Nicholas Sparks (host bcosta) Rec'd 14Sep04 - Sent 16Sep04 2 days
What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg (host AnitaNovel) Rec'd 23Sep04 - Sent 01Oct04 8 days
Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg (host ILuvToRead2) Rec'd 22Nov04 - Sent 30Nov04 8 days
Audio Bookbox by various (host lilmztaz) Rec'd 04Dec04 - Sent 08Dec04 4 days
Nickel and Dimed [Audiobook] by Barbara Ehrenreich (host LaurieS) Rec'd 09Dec04 - Sent 17Deco4 8 days
A Woman's Place [Audiobook] by Barbara Delinsky (host cat02886) Rec'd 25Jan05 - Sent 29Jan05 4 days
American Ground by William Langewiesche (host Kernow8) Rec'd 27Jan05 - Sent 01Feb05 5 days
No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency [Audio]by Smith(host busybooklover)Rec'd 01Feb05 - Sent 11Feb05 11 days
Professor and the Madman [Audio] by Winchester (host becca-mo)Rec'd 05Mar05 - Sent 26Mar05 21 days
A Redbird Christmas [Audiobook] by Fannie Flagg (host SCRAM33) Rec'd 17Mar05 - Sent 04Apr05 18 days
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik (host hotflash) Rec'd 02Apr05 - Sent 25Apr05 23 days
Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (host DoveiLibri) Rec'd 21Apr05 - Sent 29Apr05 8 days
Open House by Elizabeth Berg (host EDDI) Rec'd 04Jun05 - Sent 11Jun05 7 days
Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler (host abs) Rec'd 08Jul05 - Sent 22Jul05 14 days
True Believer by Nicholas Sparks (host valentina1209) Rec'd 29Jul05 - Sent 06Aug05 8 days
"My First" Audio Bookbox by various (host agschoolgrad) Rec'd 08Aug05 - Sent 09Aug05 1 days
Bad Mother's Handbook by Kate Long (host spiderchic) Rec'd 29Jul05 - Sent 13Aug05 15 days
Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg (host 4-lele) Rec'd 10Sep05 - Sent 16Sep05 6 days
Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg (host flakes) Rec'd 01Nov05 - Sent 05Nov05 4 days
"Yet Another" Audio Bookbox by various (host Greyflank) STALLED (Komowkwa)
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend by Velma Wallis (host mirp) STALLED (Luintaurien) I withdrew Jan06
Time Traveler's Wife [Audiobook] by Audrey Niffenegger (host LaurieS) STALLED (gothamgal) I withdrew Jan06
Dream When You're Feeling Blue By Elizabeth Berg (host JDT) Rec'd 07Feb09 - Sent 13Feb09 6 days
Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox by various (host KateKintail) Rec'd 10Mar09 - Sent 14Mar09 4 days
Cassette Audio bookbox by various (host carlissa) Rec'd 07Mar09 - Sent 14Mar09 7 days
Books People Would Actually Read Bookbox by various (host elizardbreath) Rec'd 07Apr09 - Sent 09Apr09 2 days
Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg (host sarkiegirl) Rec'd 13Jul09 - Sent 27Jul09 14 days
Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (host sherrisue76) Rec'd 26Aug09 - Sent 02Sep09 7 days
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble (host BethanieKay) Rec'd 11Sep09 - Sent 29Sep09 18 days
Mostly cassettes audiobox by various (host hyphen8) Rec'd 14Dec09 - Sent 15Dec09 1 day
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper (host BethanieKay) Rec'd 20Mar10 - Sent 26Apr10 37 days *sorry for the delay!
@Earreading Audiobooks Cassette by various (host imawinn2) Rec'd 22Jan2011 - Sent 31Jan2011 9 days

Best Wishes!
wings purchased 22Jan2011

I used to track my stats, but I stopped when BXing deleted tons. I got discouraged after the rude BXing replies when I asked about it. :( 2010.
My Stats were:
1,082 of my releases caught by other people *edited: BXing droped 125 books. No idea what happened, but this count here was correct.
^240 were caught from my wild releases
^732 were caught from me giving or mailing the books directly to someone (RABCK, trades, gifts, meet-ups, books for postage, etc)
^110 were caught from bookrings/rays/boxes that I am hosting OR participating in

*edited 29Jun2010: BXing says I only have 247 books found. I emailed BXing to ask them to restore to the correct count of 306, I received a very rude reply and BXing said they would NOT correct the book count.
308 books found by me (or given to me)
^02 were books I saw on the 'go hunting' page, so I hunted and found them!
^25 were books I picked up at our bookcrossing gatherings or Conventions
^111 were books that I received RABCK from other bookcrossers for OBCZ's OR for mass releases
^35 were books that I received RABCK, sent to me by other bookcrossers
^40 were books that I received by trading with other bookcrossers
^93 were books that I received by joining/hosting a bookring, bookray, or bookbox
^01 was a book that mysteriously appeared in my book count. I have no idea!
^01 was a book that my child found in the wild! Berenstain Bears - On Time found Aug07 after 2 years 10 months in the wild!
^0 were books I found by luck (that I didn't know were already there)**A true "book found".**

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